Winter Blues

January 22, 2015

The-Glossier-Tasha-James-Top-Fashion-Blogger-Camel-Coat-Missguided-Denim-Canadian-Tuxedo-Gap-Adidas-Monochrome-2I’ve always had a soft spot for the denim on denim (Canadian Tuxedo) look, and have attempted it a couple of times before, but there’s something about this classic, easy combination, plus a longline camel coat that have me feeling like I’ve struck gold in my closet. Since I purchased this coat from Missguided back in November, I’ve been wearing it incessantly; every outfit feels instantly elevated, and sophisticated, and pulled together—it’s like coat crack, I cannot stop wearing it! I’m actually kind of bummed at the prospect of Spring coming, because then I’ll have to pack it up, and then, I’ll have to find something else to fill the void. So, I apologize in advance for the amount of times you’ll have to see this thing in my pictures—and, by apologize, I mean, I’m not actually sorry, and you’ll basically just have to deal with it.
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Ask The Glossier: Advice on Getting Hair Dyed/Highlights?

January 20, 2015

DENIM04I got a tweet today asking if I had advice for dyeing your hair (for the first time), and since I’m long-winded as hell, and since this topic would probably interest quite a few people, and since I dyed my own hair for the first time last summer—I thought it would be a perfect thing to write about! And, in the future, any question I get via Twitter that I cannot answer in 140 characters or less, will get it’s own post here on my blog! So, ask away! :) Continue Reading…

Get Ready With Me: Everyday Makeup (Video)

January 20, 2015

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know, I aim to keep everything simple, at all times—this includes my daily makeup routine, which I like to keep very soft, and natural-ish (for the most part), so that I can just sit in my makeup chair and hit auto-pilot. This is a great basic look that I can rock as-is, or build upon depending on my mood, or the occasion. Continue Reading…

Belief + Doubt

January 12, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Blogger-Outfit-Style-Winter-Trends-Belief-And-Doubt-Barbara-Kruger-Hirshhorn-DC-16“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”—Suzy Kassem

That’s been a quote that has resonated heavily with me lately. And, especially considering we are at the beginning of a new year, where hopes are high, and focusing on goals is the top of everyone’s priority list right now, it seemed like a good time to chat about something that will help us all get further than ever before. I’ve had quite a few conversations with people in the past few weeks, people who want better things for themselves, but seem to not know where to start, and it’s an interesting thing to try and give a piece of advice to, as I think people moreso want to know what type of business they should start, or something similar, but I think 99% of achieving anything in life is to believe that you can. Start with that. Don’t worry about the details, focus the bigger picture.

If you just write down goals, but you don’t fuel them with anything, how will they ever become anything bigger? How can you want more for yourself, while you simultaneously tear yourself down, and question your own abilities the whole way? It simply won’t work.

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Forever A Tourist

December 12, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Blogger-Outfit-Style-Winter-Trends-Blanket-Scarf-Ripped-Jeans-3I’ve lived in Arlington for nearly ten years, which is freaking crazy for me to even contemplate, because it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long—I really have no clue how I’ve survived on my own for so long, to be honest lol. Adulthood??? WHAT?! But anyway, living in Arlington has been such a great experience because I get to live literally a stone’s throw away from the Nation’s Capital. From my apartment, I could probably spit and hit a monument (I wouldn’t though, cuz that’s nasty), and despite the proximity to a major city, such as DC, I never get tired of admiring it both from afar, and from within. I never get tired of the museums, the monuments, the mashup of classic and modern architecture, the colorful row houses, the people—DC, on the outside can seem really boring, and really conservative (it has its moments), but, it’s also filled with a colorful, rich history, and has it’s own unique culture(s) that cannot be matched.
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November Favorites

December 5, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Favorites-November-2014-11Since I didn’t get to blog through most of November, I thought I would do a run down of all the things I have been loving all through out last month. Now that Winter is here in full force, my main concerns have just been to stay warm, and keep my skin and hair healthy, and hydrated—basically, everyone’s main concerns in the winter. Hopefully, you guys are able to grab a few of these items yourself, and try them out! Continue Reading…

Walk Boldly In The Direction of Your Dreams

November 14, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Fashion-Style-Lookbook-Cape-Altuzarra-For-Target-Fall-Trends-14Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy week, that’s for sure! I guess, instead of my usual fodder, I can fill you in a little about what I’m up to lately! I know I always seem like I’m doing something, I just never really disclose what that something is. I guess, like most people, I don’t like to let the cat out of the bag until I know for sure that something will come of it, and lately, my God, there’s been quite a lot of something going around!

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SUPERWAXX – MADE FOR TH!S EXHIBIT (HIERARCHY, DC)

November 7, 2014

Superwaxx-The-Glossier-Made-For-This-Art-Show-Exhibit-Washington-DC-Hierarchy-43The Made For Th!s exhibit is where childhood nostalgia, and your wild imagination collide. The exhibit is hosted by No Kings Collective, and held at the Hierarchy DC gallery— this is the very first solo exhibition for Richmond native, SUPERWAXX, and upon entering, you immediately recognize the imagery and cultural references she utilizes, but as you get closer to each piece, you can see where her style shines through. It’s a hybrid of animation, street art, and graffiti that is executed effortlessly, and you can see why she has shown in places like New York, Miami, Boston, and even Cuba.

As a lover of art, and in particular, Pop Art, this exhibit was refreshing, neither the art nor the artist take themselves too seriously— in fact, these pieces are actually fun, and were mostly inspired by her childhood. You can spot huge cartoon and animation influences throughout all of the pieces, but, The Simpsons are her ultimate muses—an entire section of the gallery was devoted to America’s favorite family, we snacked on pink donuts a la Homer, and come on, she even rocked a Bart hat on Opening Night. After the jump, check out some of her pieces, and watch the interview we shot with her at the opening!
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Outfitted x #ShopWithChevy

October 27, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Shop-With-Chevy-Outfitted-Shops-Event-DC-Blogger-Fashion-Style-11Last month, I attended the Outfitted x #ShopWithChevy pop up shop at The Loft at 600 F in DC. I was originally just going to be attending as a blogger, but, I was offered the opportunity to help with setting up the event, and helping to style the guests who came to shop, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to try it out. When I arrived, people were hustling to get the space finished before the afternoon party began, there were beautiful Earthy decorations of feathers and burlap and pom poms everywhere, with pops of glitter and glamour. The clothes were beautifully curated for this event(I LOVED the kimonos), and so, my task was to organize a showroom of all the merchandise, along with fellow DC fashionisto, Voltaire. He and I both have visual merchandising backgrounds, and we collaborated on how to set up a really nice boutique area, which worked out really well. I loved being able to help, and to get experience with setting up events like this. I ended up having a great time partying with the lovely people at Outfitted, and Chevy, and all of DC’s most fashionable. I have tons of photos from the event, so, instead of me being longwinded about it, I’ll just show you! Enjoy the eye candy! Happy Monday! Continue Reading…

ORS Nature’s Secret Tour x Ubiquitous Hair Show

October 27, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Events-Ubiquitous-Hair-Show-ORS-Hair-Care-Beauty-Convention-18Several weeks ago, I had the chance to meet up with the ORS Nature’s Secret Tour when it stopped in DC, at the beautiful Omni Shoreham Hotel, along with the Ubiquitous Hair Show. This was my first time ever going to a hair show, and while it was totally a lot of fun, it was also a little overwhelming! Luckily, I was able to bring along one of my best friends, Anastasia, and we navigated the madness together.
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